Matt & Regina got married about a year ago. Since I am nearly 7 months pregnant now, it’s pretty difficult to shoot weddings this summer. So, Matt & Regina agreed to get all dressed up like it was their wedding all over again, and we did a photo shoot in Old Town Alexandria so I can build up my wedding portfolio. It was a fun time! We visited the farmer’s market, walked down King Street to the boating piers on the Potomac River, and stopped at some of the shops along the way. Regina and Matt were an adorable couple, and I wish them many years of happiness together! Below are some of my favorite photos from the morning. You can view the rest of the images here.
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Well, tomorrow my husband, Nick, and I will be moving from Alexandria, Virginia to Sterling, Virginia! That means Starloft is moving, too.
Also, I am pregnant! Due date is September 8th! Because of the pregnancy, I won’t be able to photograph any big events this summer. I will be focusing on building my portfolio and doing smaller shoots.
So, needless to say, with all the big changes things may be a little quiet around here for a bit while we get settled.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to photograph Sara’s town house. Here’s one of my favorite images from the shoot…
May your holidays be filled with the joy of Jesus! Have a very merry Christmas!
Well, the second snowfall of the year has been a little overwhelming to the state of Virginia. Deucehartley jokingly coined the hashtag “#dcsnowpocalypse” on Twitter to describe the snow storm as it approached our area. It started snowing around 9pm here in Alexandria on Friday, and it’s still snowing. Some parts of the DC area are reporting as much as twenty inches of snow! Compare this picture that I took this afternoon around 4pm with the one from my previous blog entry.
I feel bad for the owner of this poor little car…
I spent a little time earlier this week photographing the pub room at my apartment. Below is what I would consider my best photo from the shoot. I would have definitely benefited from using a wider angle lens for this room rather than the 18-55mm lens.
Yesterday was the first snowfall of the season here in Northern Virginia. Giant snowflakes were falling and I heard there was anywhere from 2 to 5 inches that fell in the DC area. That’s fairly significant for this area! The snow reminded me of my home town, Cleveland, Ohio, but from what I understand it’s been an unusual winter season thus far for Cleveland because they haven’t received any snow yet. The scene below was taken from our apartment balcony.
I hope you enjoy this photo of some cupcakes I made this weekend of a shark and a life preserver.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph the beautiful Tatyana in the pub room at my apartment complex. We took some posed portraits of her and also some candids of her shooting pool. I experimented with using a stroboframe with the flash positioned to bounce backwards off of a white umbrella for most of these shots. It provided some nice diffused lighting of Tatyana’s face.
The Ellis Family are friends from my church who needed a family portrait session. We did the shoot mostly on a gazebo near their home.
Melody is a triathlon competitor interested in getting into fitness modeling. We did this shoot in the gym and pool area at my apartment in Alexandria, Virginia.
Alan & Alana’s 25th wedding anniversary party was a great time with friends and family at the Lorien Hotel in Alexandria, VA. Congratulations on 25 years of marriage, Alan & Alana!
Jeanite celebrated her 40th birthday with friends, and I had the privilege of photographing the good time!
In January, I photographed a family in Alexandria, Virginia for the Spring 2009 edition of SZ Digest. Two of my images were published with the article entitled, “Caregiver Profile: The Extraordinary in the Ordinary.” The article is about a married couple, Gina and John, caring for his mother, Carmencita who has schizophrenia and lives with them in their home. I took several posed photos of the family as well as some photos of the family working together to do everyday tasks like setting the table, brushing hair, hanging clothes, playing with their dog, and even dancing in the kitchen. The family was quite adorable. Below is a scanned copy of the article as well as the two photos that were used in the article.
My husband, Nick, got me this pretty awesome cupcake book for Christmas called, “Hello Cupcake!” These alien cupcakes were my first batch of cupcakes made from the book.